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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Book Review: Revell Blog Tour {Praying God's Word for Your Husband} by Kathi Lipp

{from the back of the book}

Place your husband in God's hands
Are you ready to see God move in big ways in your husband's life, your life, and your marriage?

Many wives approach prayer as a checklist, something that has to be done in order to carry the "Good Girl Christian" card. But with this accessible guide, prayer can feel about as natural as breathing. The reason: the Word of God itself becomes your prayer.

With warmth and wit, Kathi Lipp shows you not only what a blessing it is to pray boldly for your husband but also the amazing differences you'll see--in him and in yourself--as you pray in full confidence of seeing God-sized results. Kathi directs you to Scripture, showing you how to pray God's Word in every part of your husband's life, including his
  • career and finances
  • parenting
  • relationships with God and others
  • emotional health
  • safety
  • future
She shows you how to establish a routine, pick a special spot for prayer, focus your mind, prepare your heart, and even partner with other women in prayer. With Kathi's biblical direction, engaging personal stories, and encouragement, you can start making a difference in your husband's life today.

About the Author:
Kathi Lipp is a busy conference and retreat speaker who reaches thousands of wives each year. She is the author of three books and has been a guest on several national radio programs, including Focus on the Family. She and her husband have four children and live in California.

My Star Rating: 5 Star

My Review: 
Kathi Lipp has written a book that is both inspiring and practical.  It's certainly a book that can be read from beginning to end, but it's also a great resource to keep on your shelf to pull from in times of specific need.

I completely love the idea of our prayers being grounded in scripture, so that we're always praying God's word, and there's no doubt that we're praying His will.  Our husbands need our prayers, and Kathi has laid it all out perfectly, and given chapter after chapter of sample prayers that can be used in just about every circumstance our husband may encounter.

As a wife in a spiritually unequal marriage, I greatly appreciate Chapter four that is dedicated to Praying for your husband when he doesn't know God.  To be honest, I haven't really known how to pray for my unbelieving husband, but now I feel more equipped.  Kathi doesn't have real-life experience with an unbelieving husband, so I like the fact that she asked Lynn Donovan and Dineen Miller, authors of Winning Him Without Words: 10 Keys to Thriving in Your Spiritually Mismatched Marriage, to contribute solid, resourceful information and prayers for that specific need.  And while Chapter four is dedicated to the unbelieving husband, the majority of the other prayers in the book can also apply to this type of marriage as well.

I haven't been praying for my husband like I should, and I'm so thankful that Kathi Lipp has written this fantastic book that has truly pointed me in the right direction.  With God's word to guide me, and Kathi's book pointing out the "why, how, and when," I feel equipped and motivated to pray for my husband as I've been called to do as a wife.

I highly recommend this book to all wives, and future wives!  It's a resource you'll turn to again, and again!

"Available June 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group."

**Thank you to Revell for providing a free copy to review, in exchange for my honest opinion.**

2 comments:

  1. Michelle, this book sounds fantastic! As does the other book you mentioned "Winning Him Without Words" -such powerful titles. Prayer certainly moves the heart of God, and how much more so when you're using His own Word to claim His strength and promises. When we cover our loved ones in prayer there is no greater investment in their soul, and no greater act of love we could show them.

    Thank you for posting about these books and for sharing your heart with us. Your husband is in my prayers. May God have His way in his heart and do great things in and through him. And may Jesus give you strength, joy, faith and peace while you wait on Him to answer.

    Blessings,
    Amanda

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  2. Thank you for your encouragement and prayers, Amanda -- it means more to me than you know!

    Love & Blessings,
    Michelle

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